Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names, &menu icons

Bastian, Waldo waldo.bastian at
Fri Jun 30 22:55:18 EEST 2006

>On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 08:34 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
>> >I don't see this as a large problem.  Apps that are installed in
>> private
>> >locations -- "/opt/<app_name>" or "/usr/share/<app_name>" -- have to
>> >start with a shell (e.g. Firefox & OpenOffice) that sets environment
>> >variables.  So, it is going to add: "$PREFIX/share" to the beginning
>> >the XDG_DATA_DIRS list.  So, there is only going to be *one*
>> >path to search for a given app.
>> No, extending XDG_DATA_DIRS is not desirable as I already wrote and
>> discussed on this list previously. Are you reading my mail at all?
>If you install an application into a custom prefix such as /opt/foo,
>you're going to have to modify the environment. Yes, that is
>undesirable, but it's a fact.

No, there are actually other solutions if you look for them (or follow
the mailinglist).


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